Pizza Dough

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Yield: Multiple pizza bases (depending on size)

Ingredients (Sourdough Preferment)

IngredientAmount / WeightNote
Sourdough starter50g
Whole wheat flour50g
Bread flour50g

Ingredients (Yeasted Preferment)

IngredientAmount / WeightNote
AP flour50g
Instant yeastPinch

Ingredients (Pizza Dough)

IngredientAmount / WeightNote
High-quality strong flour450g00, bread, or AP
Whole spelt flour50g
Yeasted preferment100g(if using)
Sourdough preferment100g(if using)
Active dry yeast2g(for quick dough)
Extra-virgin olive oil4g

Steps for Preferments

  1. Sourdough Preferment: Mix sourdough starter, whole wheat flour, bread flour, and water. Leave at room temperature for 4 hours.
  2. Yeasted Preferment: Mix AP flour, water, and a pinch of instant yeast. Leave at room temperature for 12 hours.

Steps for Pizza Dough

Quick Dough

  1. Combine flours, salt, active dry yeast, and olive oil in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Gradually add water and mix until the dough comes together.
  3. Knead the dough for about 5 minutes until smooth.
  4. Let the dough rest for 15 minutes, then divide and shape.
  5. Allow to rise for 3-4 hours at room temperature or 8-24 hours in the fridge.

Single Preferment Dough

  1. Choose either the sourdough or yeasted preferment and combine with flours, water, salt, and olive oil.
  2. Knead until smooth, rest, divide, and shape.
  3. Follow the same final rise as the quick dough.

Double Preferment Dough

  1. Combine both sourdough and yeasted preferments with the flours, additional water, salt, and olive oil.
  2. Knead, rest, divide, and follow the same rising instructions as above.

Remember, the longer fermentation time for the prefermented doughs not only develops the flavors but also affects the texture of the pizza crust. Enjoy experimenting with these different methods to find your perfect pizza base.